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Dog Shipped Airmail

Herald of March 16, 1972

David L. Kauffman of Martinsburg RD 1 returned from a tour of duty in VietNam with a mixed breed dog named Ralph. He “shipped” the dog home via airmail at $5 a pound for a total of $200. Mr. Kauffman said his dog had soft spots for women and car rides, and was adjusting well to life in the United States.

W. Paul Geist, Martinsburg postmaster, retired after 38 years of service at various jobs in the postal service. A retirement dinner was held at Chilcoat’s Restaurant in East Freedom where Mr. Geist was presented with a fly rod, reel and line from his employee...


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